More than a Market

Meats Block 6

Owner Emile Roy. Photo courtesy of Larry Emile Roy.

Butchering was not for the faint of heart or the physically weak. Larry Roy, whose father, Emile, operated Roy’s Market in Winooski, recalls the physical toll that butchering took on his father. As Emile grew older, the salesmen who delivered would stay to break down the large sides of meat, leaving the fine work for him. Even the pastor of St. Stephen Catholic Church, who loved to cook, frequently helped Emile cut meat.